Make Your Own Caramel Apples

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Today is not just your average Wednesday…it’s #NationalDessertDay! In honor of this special holiday and the month of October, what better way is there to celebrate than by making your own caramel apples? Making your own caramel apples is both a delicious and fun activity that the whole family can enjoy. See the recipe below to get started…

Make Your Own Caramel Apples

Recipe via Pillsbury.com

INGREDIENTS:

6 Apples, Craft sticks, 1 (14 ounce) package of individually wrapped caramels, 2 tablespoons milk, water

STEPS:

  1. Fill medium saucepan with 3 inches of water and bring to a boil
  2. Insert craft stick into the top end of each apple
  3. Begin dipping the apples, one at a time, into boiling water for 20-30 seconds, dry thoroughly and place onto sheet pan lined with parchment/wax paper
  4. Prepare caramel by adding unwrapped caramel candies & milk to medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir often until candies melt. Once melted, remove from heat and let stand 1 minute
  5. Begin dipping each apple into caramel and turn slowly and continually to coat the apple. Allow excess caramel to drip back into saucepan
  6. The fun part! Dip your apple into garnish of your choice
  7. Cool apples completely and wrap individually. Store for 2-3 days in airtight container

CARAMEL APPLE TOPPING IDEAS

·         Chopped Nuts ·         Candy Corn
·         Chocolate Chips ·         Mini Marshmallows
·         Oreo Crumbles ·         M&M’s
·         Sprinkles ·         Shredded Coconut
·         Reese’s Pieces ·         Chopped Snickers
·         Melted Chocolate Drizzle ·         Pretzel Pieces
·         Graham Crackers

…and whatever else your heart desires! Enjoy!

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